Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back to School BBQ Blog Hop

It's that time of year . . . Back to School!!  And I am joining some other amazing bloggers to bring you our "Back to School BBQ Blog Hop".

As a part of this blog hop, I have two things to share with you today - some easy recipes and a fun giveaway!

Let's start with the recipes.  When I'm in "back to school" mode, cooking is the last thing I want to do when I get home.  So, I found a recipe that I love to make and it's pretty easy - Melt In Your Mouth Chicken. . . . . it really does melt in your mouth!  I do have to say though, I'm not a big fan of chicken and this is one of my favorite recipes!!

Shopping List:
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons season salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic pepper

1. Mix mayo, parmesan cheese, and seasonings in a medium bowl.
2.  Spread mixture over both sides of chicken breasts and place in baking dish.
3.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

That's it!  I usually make some fresh green beans or carrots and some fruit to go with it.  Delicious!

Now, I have one more recipe for you and this one is the perfect snack - Chex Mix!  I make it when I need to bring snacks for an event at school or to have for something to snack on during the day, on a road trip, or for a get together.  Everyone seems to love it!  Now I make mine a little different than the regular recipe.  I also make a double batch in my large roasting pan (you know the one you cook a turkey in).  This recipe is for a single batch.  Double it if you need more.

Shopping List:
1 stick of margarine 
5-6 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon season salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 /2 teaspoon onion powder
4 cups of Corn Chex
4 cups of Rice Chex
1-2 cups of pretzel sticks

1.  Heat oven to 250 degrees.  Melt butter in large pan in the oven.
2.  When butter is melted, remove pan and mix in seasonings and worcestershire sauce.
3.  Stir in pretzels until coated.
4.  Stir in Corn and Rice Chex until coated.
5.  Bake for 1 hour.  Stir every 20 minutes.
6.  Remove from oven and spread on paper towels to cool.
7.  Store in an air tight container.

I hope you enjoy these recipes! 
Now the fun giveaways!  So back to school means organizing and decorating our classrooms.  It also means picking a "theme" for your room.  This year my theme is "superheroes".  I started using the superhero theme last year and my kids loved it!  So to help make your life a little easier, I am giving away one classroom decor set (not the bundle) and one bunting set (not the bundle) from my TPT store.

Click on any of the pics below to see what's included in each set or click HERE to see all of the different classroom decor sets I have available.

And you will also get to choose a bunting set to go with your classroom decor.  Here are just a few I have available.  You can click on each pic for more info and also click HERE to see all of them.

This is Caitlin here now!  I have also put together a few new classroom decor products this summer! If you're looking to jump into the wild this year in your room, come check out my jungle safari themed decor, check out my Jungle Safari Classroom Super Pack…Best part, it's editable too! 

Or if you are trying out the awesome "teacher toolbox" idea to put all of your supplies, come check out my new chevron themed toolbox label kit.  Last year was the first year I used the tool box to help me stay organized with my many, many supplies and I just loved it!  You can get a toolbox at your nearest hardware store {I got mine at Home Depot}.   Click Here! : )

Soooooo . . . enter that rafflecopter!!  Winner will be chosen August 6th!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now "hop" on over to Aloha to Second!